(Last Updated on : 05/11/2016)
Western part of India comprises of the state
s of Goa
and the union territories
of Daman and Diu
and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
. West India occupies an area of about 508,052 (196,160 sq mi) square kilometers. Taking care of the education of the people residing in the above mentioned states and union territories are various boards like Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Central Board of Secondary Education, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, several colleges and universities
. Apart from these boards and institutions, West India has several libraries
which serve as significant sources of information and wisdom for the students. Libraries in West India bear a proof of the orientation of Indians towards education and analytical research.
Libraries of Goa
The state of Goa serves as a home to libraries like the Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Saraswati
Mandir Library, Panaji
; Confidant Library, Margao
; and Bookworm Trust Library, Taleigao.
Libraries of Gujarat
Some of the libraries in Gujarat are Government
Library, Information and Library Network Centre, Gandhinagar
; Central Library Baroda, Vadodara
; British Council Library, M J Library, MJ Science Library, Naroda Library, Gujarat Vidyapith Library, Gujarat University
; Barton Library, Bhavnagar
; Kavi Narmad Central Library, Surat
; Sayaji Vaibhav Library, Navsari
; and Lang Library, Rajkot
Libraries of Maharashtra
Maharashtra serves as a home to Maharashtra Mitra Mandal Library, Chembur Library, David Sassoon Library and Reading Room, Nana Shankar Sheth Public Library, Maharashtra State Digital Library, Mumbai
; Maharashtra State Government Library, Jayakar Library, Maharashtra Library, Pune
; Corporation Library and Kasturba Vachanalay, Nagpur
; Ravindranath Thakur Sarvajanik Library, Pimpri-Chinchwad.
Libraries of Daman and Diu
Some of the libraries in the union territory of Daman and Diu are the Daman District Library, Pariyari Youth Liabrary, Malav Fadiya Trust Library, NAU Central Library, Aashish Library and Music
Centre, Pardi Library and Doorstep Library.
Libraries of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli has many libraries like the Doorstep Library, Umbergaon Library, Central Library, Taluka Panchayat Library, Daman District Library and Pariyari Youth Liabrary.